In Nepal it has been announced that the training in the scaffolding industry is continuing to show improvements. In Nepal and the Nepalese scaffolders that work across the Middle East is looking promising. The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Schemes have just finished their annual accreditation audit for the Kathmandu Aecor/Safety and Access Ltd centre. This training centre offers the Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme, or OSTS. The auditors that visited the training centre were said to be impressed by the work that is being carried out there. The centre has been open for just 12 months and the CISRS scheme Manager that carried out the annual audit was pleased with the progress that the training facility had made.
The facilities available to carry out the raining are said to be of an excellent standard. The centre is said to be a credit to Aecor/Safety and Access Ltd as they have managed to construct a great area for the training of scaffolders in Nepal and the Middle East.
Over the course of the last 12 months it has been calculated that more than 300 scaffolders have received training at the Kathmandu centre to CISRS Level 1 OSTS. Of these trainees, eight complete a Basic Inspection course and nine have undergone Scaffolding Supervisor courses. Apparently one of the supervisor courses was being carried out when the audit was taking place.
It is thought that after completing their training in Nepal, these scaffolders then move in order to work in the Gulf Co-Operation Council states which are Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. It is thought that in this region there are thousand s of Nepalese people who are working as scaffolding operatives. It is thought that the operatives who have carried out the CISRS training and is therefore linked to CISRS UK and the standards of workers required here make them more in demand when looking for work. Connections to the UK arm of the training certification implies quality, and reassurance of skill to clients.